Malevolent (2018)

  • Director: Olaf de FleurMalevolent
  • Writer: Ben Ketai, Eva Konstantopoulos
  • Main Cast: Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Celia Imrie

‘I just want a quiet house’

A brother and sister con team, with a dark past, pretend to rid homes of unwanted spirits using the sister Angela’s faked ‘gift’. As Angela begins to wonder whether there may be more to her pretence than even she originally believed, the team receive a call to a haunting with a gruesome and tragic backstory, which proves to be far more than they bargained for.

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Friend Request (2016)

  • Director: Simon Verhoevenfriend request
  • Writers: Matthew Ballen, Philip Koch, Simon Verhoeven
  • Main Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

‘I just want to be best friends. Forever’

Laura accepts a friend request on Facebook from a strange girl – Marina – in her Psych class at college, but soon finds her new friend is far too intense. When Laura tries to get some distance, Marina kills herself…but that is not enough to break the bonds of friendship.

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Harper’s Island (2009)

  • Creator: Ari Schlossbergharper's island
  • Main Cast: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Katie Cassidy

‘Mayday, mayday – this is Harper’s Island requesting immediate assistance’

Seven years after John Wakefield murdered six people on Harper’s Island, including her mother, Abby Mills braves returning to her childhood home for the wedding of her best friend Henry Dunn and rich girl Trish Wellington.

Despite Wakefield being long dead, it soon becomes clear that someone has murderous intent towards the wedding party – who have a fair few secrets of their own to grapple with as well.

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Cargo (2017)

  • Director: Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howlingcargo
  • Writer: Yolanda Ramke
  • Main Cast: Martin Freeman, Simone Landers, Anthony Hayes

‘Time is there. Every second. And we are going to make it count.’

In the aftermath of a viral outbreak (the word ‘zombie’ isn’t actually mentioned in the film), a father goes searching in the Australian outbreak for someone who can help him and his baby daughter when he becomes infected, and has 48 hours before the virus takes hold.

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The Rezort (2015)

  • Director: Steve Barkerthe rezort
  • Writer: Paul Gerstenberger
  • Main Cast: Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann

‘If we can treat the dead like meat, who’s to say the living won’t be next?’

In a world that has managed to survive a mass zombie outbreak, a luxury island – The Rezort – offers wealthy guests the opportunity to hunt the last existing zombies for sport. The safari is strictly controlled to ensure guests are in no real danger, until the security systems are brought down by a rogue virus and the hunters once again become the hunted.

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Train to Busan (2016)

  • Director: Sang-ho Yeontrain to busan
  • Writer: Joo-Suk Park, Sang-ho Yeon
  • Main Cast: Yoo Gong, Su-an Kim, Yu-mi Jung

‘I’ll take you to Mum, no matter what’

A father and his young daughter board a train bound for Busan, unaware that a zombie outbreak is taking hold of the hometown they’re departing. Unfortunately, one of the infected boards the train at the last moment and chaos ensues. The belief that Busan has been secured against the outbreak leads the survivors to fight to reach their destination, at all costs.

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